Fred Anderson CD Release / Douglas Ewart & Inventions at the Velvet Lounge

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In related pieces of news, Fred Anderson has a CD / DVD set coming out and Douglas Ewart will play the Velvet Lounge in Chicago.

On Tuesday, October 14th the Velvet Lounge in Chicago will present Fred Anderson’s release party for 21st Century Chase DVD & CD on Delmark records, which was recorded live at the Velvet Lounge on on Fred’s 80th birthday, March 22, 2009. The ensemble features Fred Anderson on tenor sax, Harrison Bankhead on bass/cello, Avreeayl Ra on drums/mbira/percussion.

Then this weekend, Douglas Ewart & Inventions will be performing at the Velvet Lounge on Saturday, October 17th. Douglas Ewart & Inventions features Douglas Ewart on woodwinds and percussion, Mankwe Ndosi on vocals, Mwata Bowden on woodwinds, Ed Wilkerson on woodwinds, Darius Savage on bass, Dushun Mosley on drums, and Duriel Harris on vocals.

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Umbrella Music Through April 22

Engines
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Elastic
9:00PM | The Engines
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 15 April 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | 8 Bold Souls
Edward Wilkerson Jr – woodwinds
Mwata Bowden – woodwinds
Robert Griffin – trumpet
Gerald Powell – tuba
Isaiah Jackson – trombone
Naomi Millender – cello
Harrison Bankhead – bass
Dushun Mosley – percussion
two sets
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Mitch Cocanig spins No Category

Sunday, 19 April 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | BoxDeserter Trio
Thollem McDonas – piano
Joel Peterson – bass
Skeeter Shelton – drums
11:00PM | Princess, Princess
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Toby Summerfield – guitar
Frank Rosaly – drums

Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Elastic
9:00PM | The Engines
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 22 April 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Zerang/Wilkerson/Lux/Baker/Herndon
Michael Zerang – drums
Ed Wilkerson Jr – reeds
Matt Lux – electric bass
Jim Baker – electronics
John Herndon – drums
two sets
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Kevin Drumm spins Electro-Acoustic Crud

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Umbrella Music Through April 21

Mwata Bowden
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Elastic
9:00PM | The Engines
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

The Hideout

10:00PM | Ho Bynum/Reid/Adasiewicz/Reed
Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet
Tomeka Reid – cello
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Mike Reed – drums

11:00PM | Rempis/Kessler/Fujiwara
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Kent Kessler – bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums

$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Tim Daisy Spins Prestige and Riverside

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Elastic

10:00PM | Taylor Ho Bynum/Tomas Fujiwara Duo
Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet
Tomas Fujiwara – drums

11:00PM | Taylor Ho Bynum Big Band
Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet
Josh Berman – cornet
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Nick Broste – trombone
Nicole Mitchell – flutes
Caroline Davis – alto saxophone
Keefe Jackson – reeds
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jeff Parker – guitar
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Elastic

9:00PM | The Engines
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

The Hideout

10:00PM | 8 Bold Souls
Edward Wilkerson Jr – woodwinds
Mwata Bowden – woodwinds
Robert Griffin – trumpet
Gerald Powell – tuba
Isaiah Jackson – trombone
Naomi Millender – cello
Harrison Bankhead – bass
Dushun Mosley – percussion

$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Mitch Cocanig spins No Category

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Elastic
9:00PM | The Engines
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums

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Fred Anderson Week in Chicago

Henry Grimes, Roy Campbell, Fred Anderson
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Umbrella Music hosts a bunch of shows in honor of Fred Anderson’s 80th birthday.

FRED ANDERSON’S 80TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE FESTIVAL

A.K.A. the Velvet Lounge “Bailout” Festival
(all proceeds to benefit the Velvet Lounge)

All events, except the March 25th bonus gig, at:
The Velvet Lounge
67 E Cermak
312.791.9050
http://www.velvetlounge.net
Sunday, March 15 : AACM CHICAGO’S GREAT BLACK MUSIC ENSEMBLE TRIBUTE
7:00PM | Great Black Music Ensemble

Featuring original compositions dedicated to Fred Anderson, with a special guest appearance by Fred Anderson
Wednesday, March 18 : MASTERS SERIES TRIBUTE
8:30PM

Richard Davis and Willie Pickens
10:00PM

Edwin Daugherty, Ari Brown, Dawi Williams, Dushun Mosley with special guests Douglas R. Ewart and Henry Grimes
Thursday, March 19 : JUSTIN DILLARD TRIBUTE
8:30PM | Justin Dillard and the D-O-3-O Organ Trio

Justin Dillard, Dave Miller, Cliff Wallace, special guest Mike Moynihan
10:00PM | Kahil El’ Zabar Trio

Kahil El’ Zabar, Justin Dillard, Junius Paul with special guest Ernest Dawkins
Friday, March 20 : ASIAN IMPROV RECORDS TRIBUTE
9:00PM | Chicago Clarinet Quartet

Jeff Chan, Mwata Bowden, Ed Wilkerson, special guest Jimmy Ellis
10:30PM | Tatsu Aoki and Miyumi Project

“Big Band Edition” with special guests Jeff Chan, Jimmy Ellis, Ed Wilkerson, Jeff Parker, Avreeayl Ra
12:00AM

Fred Anderson, Jeff Parker, Tatsu Aoki and Chad Taylor
Record release for the limited edition “official bootleg” cd of the Fred Anderson Trio featuring Tatsu Aoki and Chad Taylor recorded Live at the Velvet Lounge, March 22, 2000, Fred’s 72nd birthday, on Asian Improv Records
Saturday, March 21 : “BLACKOUT FESTIVAL” TRIBUTE
8:00PM | Ernest Dawkins and the New Horizons Ensemble

Ernest Dawkins, Steve Berry, Darius Savage, Isaiah Spencer, special guest Corey Wilkes
9:30PM | Dee Alexander Quartet

Dee Alexander, Miguel de la Cerna, Harrison Bankhead, Frank Parker Jr, with special guest Nicole Mitchell
11:00PM | Ari Brown Quartet

Ari Brown, Kirk Brown, Yosef ben Israel, Avreeayl Ra, with special guest Pharez Whitted
12:30AM | “Jam for Fred”

Above artists plus special guests Hamiet Bluiett, Henry Grimes and more
Presenting the First Annual Chicago Creative Excellence in Music Awards. Nominations at chi-creates.tv
Sunday, March 22 : FRED ANDERSON’S 80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY!
7:00PM

Fred Anderson, Jeff Parker, Harrison Bankhead, Hamid Drake, with special guest Kidd Jordan
8:30PM

Above, with special guests Billy Brimfield, Henry Grimes, Chad Taylor, Francis Wong
10:00PM | Free Jazz Jam

Above, with surprise special guests
11:30PM | Isaiah Spencer and the Velvet Jam All-Stars

Isaiah Spencer, Kevin Nabors, Chris McBride, Scott Hesse, Junius Paul, followed by the Velvet Lounge Jazz Jam
Wednesday, March 25 : IMMEDIATE SOUND TRIBUTE

NOTE: At the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 773.227.4433
9:30PM

Two Sets by Fred Anderson, Harrison Bankhead, Tim Daisy

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Fred Anderson’s 80th Birthday

Henry Grimes, Roy Campbell, Fred Anderson
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Chicago’s Velvet Lounge will be the place for Anderson’s upcoming birthday celebrations.

There will be a series of gala celebration concerts for the great Chicago master tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson‘s 80th birthday (which is on March 22nd).

The dates for the festivities are Sunday, March 15th; Wednesday-Sunday, March 18th-22nd; and Wednesday, March 25th.

All the concerts will take place at Fred’s Velvet Lounge, 67 East Cermak Rd. betw. S. Michigan & S. Wabash Ave’s, Chicago, 312-791-9O5O
http:://www.velvetlounge.net

Except that the program on March 25th is at the Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia, 773-227-4433.

Musicians participating on the various nights will include: Fred Anderson / Harrison Bankhead / Hamiet Bluiett / Mwata Bowden / Billy Brimfield / Ari Brown / Richard Davis / Ernest Dawkins / Hamid Drake / Kahil el’Zabar / Douglas Ewart / Henry Grimes / Edward “Kidd” Jordan / Nicole Mitchell / Dushun Mosley / Jeff Parker / Avreeayl Ra / Chad Taylor / Ed Wilkerson, Jr. / Corey Wilkes / Francis Wong / the star-studded AACM Great Black Music Ensemble, and many more throughout the festivities.

Times and ticket prices vary; advance tickets are recommended and available from the Velvet Lounge; and all proceeds benefit the Velvet Lounge. A local map is available at
http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q=67+E+Cermak+Rd,+Chicago,+IL+60616.

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November at the Velvet Lounge

Mwata Bowden
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A partial list rom Chicago’s Velvet Lounge. Check their site for dates.

Kahil El’ Zabar Quartet (drums/percussion/vocals) with Edwin Daugherty (sax), Justin Dillard (keys), Junius Paul (bass); this gig will both celebrate Kahil’s Birthday (at midnight), and also Kahil’s first ever performance at the Velvet Lounge closed

AACM Experimental Chamber Ensemble with Dee Alexander (vocals/percussion), Ann Ward (vocals/keys/percussion), Douglas Ewart (woodwinds/percussion), Mwata Bowden (woodwinds/percussion), Tomeka Reid (cello), Art “Turk” Burton (percussion), Dushun Mosley (drums/percussion)

New Horizons Reunion Ensemble with Jeff Parker (guitar), Steve Berry (trombone), Yosef Ben Israel (bass), Avreeayl Ra (drums/percussion)

Ernest Dawkins‘ New Horizons Ensemble “Old & New” with Jeff Parker (guitar), Steve Berry (trombone), Darius savage (bass), Isaiah Spencer (drums/percussion)

Ed Wilkerson (woodwinds/percussion); Jeff Parker (guitar); Dushun Mosley (drums); bassist Brian Smith

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